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2016-17 Events

Fall 2016 Soft Skills Workshops

  • Wednesday, October 26, 11:30am-1:00pm, SBSB 4111
  • Tuesday, November 1, 11:30am-1:00pm, SBSB 4111
  • Wednesday, November 9, 5:00pm-6:30pm, SBSB 4111

2015-16 Events

ViaSat Speed Interviewing

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 3:30 - 6:00 pm | ViaSat Offices in Carlsbad

ViaSat, an international communications company, is hosting speed interviewing for students. This event is aimed at providing our young professionals with tools to answer career questions and learn how a CSUSM degree will launch our students towards their careers.

To sign up email John Scheuerman at

Soft Skills Workshop: Land that Job!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | USU Ballroom AB

This will be an exciting workshop aimed at developing interview and interpersonal communication skills. There will be emphasis on developing self-promotion and negotiation skills as they relate to the job search and interview process.

2014-15 Past Events:

Peace Corps Panel

Tuesday, February 17 | 11:30 am - 1 pm | Commons 206

Interested in volunteering abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world? Come learn more about the preeminent international service organization and how you can work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions to global challenges. Panelists include:

  • Julia Capizzi, Field-Based Recruiter, Peace Corps
  • Theresa Elders, M.S.W., Four-time returned Peace Corps Volunteer & Peace Corps Medical Staff
  • Emily Howe, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Kim Knowles-Yanez, Ph.D.,Professor, Liberal Studies, CSUSM
  • Jill Weigt, Professor, Sociology, CSUSM

American Association of University Women Smart Start Salary Negotiation Workshop

Careers in Law Panel

Tuesday, October 16 | 6-7:30 pm | SBSB 2111
Thinking about going to law school? Come learn about career options you can pursue with a law degree.

Mentor Mashup and Career Mentoring Panel

Thursday, October 16 | 11 am-1 pm | SBSB 4221

Roundtable discussion and Q&A about how careers commence and evolve as planned or, as is often the case, by happenstance. Hear how five mentors in different professions identified their initial career path during or after college, and career decisions they have faced in the years following graduation.

Global/International Careers Panel

Tuesday, November 4 | 11 am-1 pm | Commons 206

Meet panelists with decades of experience in private sector, non-profit, higher education, and service organization work who will speak about Global and International Engagement. Panelists include:

  • Cynthia Villis, Ph.D. Director, Institute of College Initiatives at University of San Diego
  • Tom Hinton President & CEO at CRI Global, LLC
    Greater San Diego-area nonprofit organization management
  • Louise Andres Former IBM, retired
    Involved with Rotary International and Voices for Children
  • Julia Capizzi Field-Based Recruiter, Peace Corps

Past Employer Panels:

Our 2013-14 noontime employer panel series featured talks about participants’ career paths, followed by a Q&A session. Students who signed up early were treated to a free lunch with the panelists—a great opportunity for networking and, in some cases, a chance to hear from human resources professionals about their expectations of applicants.